In keeping with the avowed disposition of His Excellency Gov Okezie Victor Ikpeazu of caring for all citizens of our dear state, Abia, I paid an unscheduled visit to the site of the unfortunate burst petrol pipeline inferno that claimed the lives of quite a few of our citizens in Osisioma LGA, specifically in Umuimo and Umuaduru communities.
It was quite a horrible sight to behold. I did also on behalf of H.E visit the affected patients at the state Teaching Hospital in Aba and was received by the Board Chairman of the Hospital, Dr Kingsley Enweremadu.
The Governor’s instruction that affected patients of this unfortunate incident be catered for on the State account, was duly issued to the authorities at the facility.
ABSG will pay the medical bill of all the patients.
Whilst there, the wife of the Governor, Deaconess Nkechi Ikpeazu, and her entourage came visiting and were received by myself and the Board Chair. Her Excellency was conducted round the ICU where the affected patients were being treated. She later offered the patients cash gifts to assist during their hospital stay.
We intend to concentiouusly care for and follow up these patients so we do not have any further fatalities.
-Dr John Gozie Ahukannah, Honorable Commissioner for Health, Abia State
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